Tooth Whitening and Dentist
At-home systems will often use 10 to 20% carbamide peroxide gels. Some gels that contain more than 10% carbamide peroxide will also include sodium fluoride to reduce sensitivity and strengthen tooth. To begin the procedure, the dentist takes impressions (molds) of the mouth, and then has soft, custom mouth trays made. The patient is fitted with the trays, and then is instructed to place a thin ribbon of the gel into the tray and wear for two hours during the day, or while sleeping. Most whitening occurs in one to two weeks. In difficult cases, trays may need to be worn for up to six weeks. A combination of in-office and at-home systems and can achieve up to 12 to 15 shades of whitening in most patients. At-home systems used alone can obtain similar results, but may take longer. Tooth whitening are considered safe and effective when monitored by a dentist.
Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular treatments today with more than 1.7 billion dollars being spent per year to achieve it. This means that tooth whitening is becoming more and more popular through the years. When finding that first date, what better way to make a lasting impression then to have tooth whitening products before hand to have a bright, white smile.
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